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10-03-2012, 03:51 PM
Two (blacks) Charged in Connection with Henry Street Double Homicide (of Whites) (http://www2.wsav.com/news/2012/oct/03/11/two-charged-henry-street-homicide-ar-4676749/)
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Published: October 03, 2012

Walter Moon

Kiawana Williams

Emily Pickels

Michael Biancosino

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have made arrests in a double homicide that rocked the city last month.

Police said Wednesday they have arrested two people in connection with the deaths of Emily Pickels and Michael Biancosino, who were found shot to death inside a vehicle that crashed into a brick wall at Frazier Homes on September 1.

Walter Moon, 32, and Kiawana Williams, 32, have been taken into custody in connection with the killings but have not been charged with murder so far, authorities said.

Moon is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of marijuana.

Williams is charged with four felony counts of false statements to police as well as firearm possession and theft charges.

According to public records, Moon was paroled in April after serving less than 2.5 years of a seven year prison sentence for drug possession, battery and obstruction.

A Savannah criminal defense attorney said drug use should have landed Moon behind bars before now.

"If this gentleman, Mr. Moon, in fact was dealing in narcotics or was using them, a probation officer or parole officer would've found out if he was administering tests. Maybe not possibly the sale but the usage definitely," said attorney Amit Navare.

SCMPD Public Information Officer Gena Bilbo tells News 3 the case has many parts, and detectives are still working to piece it all together. She explained that is the reason there are no murder charges yet and why police are pleading for the public's help.

If you saw Moon or Williams or the 2012 Chevy Sonic compact car pictured above during the Labor Day weekend, call SCMPD at 912-651-6728. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 912-234-2020. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

10-14-2012, 03:36 PM

Emily Pickels

Corey Dickstein and Jamie Parker

Emily Pickels, 21, a former resident of Richmond Hill, and her companion Michael Biancosino, 30 were shot and killed while traveling on Henry Street in Savannah around 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police spokesman Julian Miller said officers responded to multiple gunshots near Frazier Homes and found the vehicle Pickels and Biancosino had been driving crashed through a brick fence that surrounds the public housing community.

Both Pickels and Biancosino were dead when officers arrived.

Pickels was a 2009 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy. In May of that year she and her mother Janet were selected as the winners of the Savannah Morning News Mother-Daughter Look-alike Contest.

Sunday Savannah-Chatham Police announced they are looking for a small, light-colored or metallic car (see photo) that was seen in the vicinity of the shooting and crash. Police would like to talk to anyone who owns the car, may have been an occupant or knows anything about the car or its location.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912-234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

10-14-2012, 03:39 PM

Emily Jean Pickels

Emily Jean Pickels March 29, 1991 - September 1, 2012 - RICHMOND HILL -

Emily Jean Pickels was taken from us on early Saturday morning, September 1, 2012. She was a very visible part of the Savannah historical and tour guide industry from an early age and into her adulthood as a horse carriage tour guide and museum docent for the Owens Thomas house and Davenport house.

Emily would meet and greet people from all over the world to perform as well as discuss the rich history and culture of Savannah. She was a born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and moved to Richmond Hill, Georgia, in 2001. She attended grade school in Benton, AR, middle school and junior high school in Richmond Hill, and then graduated high school in 2009 from St Vincent's Academy in Savannah.

Emily is survived by her mother Janet M., her adopted father Jeffrey C, and her younger sister Erin M. Pickels, all of Richmond Hill, Ga. She is preceded in death by her father Charles Miller, who passed away when she was 4 years old in Arkansas, her paternal grandfather, O.C. Miller, and maternal grandmother, Jeanne Glover.

Emily left Arkansas with her family when Gulfstream Aerospace employed her father and the Pickels' found their home in Coastal Georgia. She also leaves behind her grandmother Carolyn Miller of Sherwood, AR, her grandfather Carl M. Glover Sr., of Benton, AR, and grandparent's Gerald C. and Mary E. Pickels, of Cabot, AR. There are also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends and colleagues who played a very important role in Emily's life.

Services for Emily are set for this Friday and Saturday in both Richmond Hill and Savannah. On Friday, September 7, at 7pm; there will be a Rosary at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Richmond Hill and the following day Saturday, September 8, at 10am; there will be a Mass Service at St. Anne's with a visitation after mass to visit with the family organized by the St Anne's women's church council. St. Anne's is located next door to the Carter Funeral Home, which is taking care of Emily. There is no burial planned at this time but there will be two more ceremonies in Savannah for Emily organized by her friends and colleagues from the St Vincent's Academy class of 2009 and Davenport House Museum. In lieu of flowers, Emily's family wishes are to show your support as a contributor in her memory to the Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Online condolences can be made at www.carterbryanchapel.com. Carter Funeral Home, Bryan Chapel Savannah Morning News September 6, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.

Published in Savannah Morning News on September 6, 2012

10-16-2012, 04:10 PM

Mark Anthony Gordon

By Savannah Morning News

Savannah-Chatham police on Thursday asked the public to help them find a person wanted for questioning in connection with an early Saturday morning double homicide.

Police would like to speak with 31-year-old Mark Anthony Gordon about a 3:45 a.m., shooting Saturday on Henry Street that killed 30-year-old Michael Biancosino and 21-year-old Emily Pickels, said Gena Bilbo, police spokeswoman.

They were shot as the drove west down Henry on Savannah’s westside.

Bilbo said Gordon is known to frequent the Augusta Road corridor and the Carver Heights area. He is described as a 6’ 4” black male with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs about 168 pounds.

06-15-2016, 10:57 AM

Posted June 15, 2016 12:06 pm - Updated June 15, 2016 12:38 pm

Savannah man convicted on all counts in 2012 slayings of Emily Pickels, Michael Biancosino


A Savannah man today was convicted on multiple murder and related charges in the 2012 ambush slayings of two Savannahians that a prosecutor said created a “war zone” on the city’s streets.

Walter Terry Moon, 35, was convicted on both malice and felony murder charges in the Labor Day slayings of Michael Biancosino, a 30-year-old aspiring lawyer, and Emily Pickels. 21, and a tour guide, he was taking home on Henry Street about 3:30 a.m . after dining at a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant on Bay Street.

The victims were gunned down in a barrage of 22 rounds fired from an AK–47 assault rifle as they sat in Biancosino’s car. A Savannah-Chatham police witness, and Iraq war veteran, compared the shooting scene to a “war zone.”